Since his offense is no longer a joke, Giants coach Tom Coughlin apparently felt comfortable dusting off some of his Catskills-level material.
Asked Wednesday about the fact he’s 30-7 in October since Eli Manning became his quarterback, Coughlin showed he has comedic timing.
“I planned that all out for years and years,” Coughlin said, via Ebenezer Samuel of the New York Daily News. “I wanted to be known as Mr. October. Reggie Jackson is a good friend of mine.”
Try the veal, and don’t forget to tip your waitresses.
Seriously, the Giants offense has undergone a remarkable transformation, scoring 30 points or more the last three weeks. After the hysteria about their slow start in the preseason under new coordinator Ben McAdoo, Coughlin still said the offense was “a work in progress.”
“October comes along a few games into the season and hopefully, we’re starting to play pretty good,” he said. “We’re getting there. We did some things very well in a difficult circumstance. There’s always something to learn in each game.”
Of course, Coughlin has been pretty good in January and February too, when he gets that far. But the fact they missed the playoffs each of the last two years since their last Super Bowl championship has plenty to do with the reason they’re changing systems.